Legendary rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen passed away this week at 65 after a long battle with cancer. Local Spins readers reveal why he was so respected as a musician — and pick 10 of his band’s top songs. Read the fan comments, watch the videos and listen to the Local Spins Top 10 on Spotify.
Tagged: classic rock
In honor of this week’s #SaveMIStages campaign, Local Spins offers up tracks from the best past performances at 15 West Michigan concert venues which have been silenced due to COVID-19. See which artists were chosen, watch the videos and listen to the songs at Local Spins — then email lawmakers to show your support for these businesses.
A new film — available for streaming online — explores the heyday of ‘America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine’ and the colorful characters who created the popular, gritty publication. Local Spins asked a former Detroit News reporter who wrote about Creem in the mid-1970s for his take on the documentary.